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17/01/1912 Captain Robert Scott's expedition arrives at the South Pole


History of Captain Scott's 1910-12 Terra Nova Expedition

Scott and his companions found that that the Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen had preceded them by 34 days. Scott's entire party died on the return journey from the pole; some of their bodies, journals, and photographs were found by a search party eight months later. Their fade shaded more successful Amundsen.
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    • Essentials 

    • Preparations 

    • First season, 1910–1911 

    • Main expedition journeys, 1911–1912 

    • Attempts to relieve the polar party, 1912 

    • Search party, October 1912 

    • Aftermath 

    • Scientific legacy